ERIC Number: ED563889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of U.S. Youth, 2009-2010. NCHS Data Brief. Number 156
Nielsen, Samara Joy; Rossen, Lauren M.; Harris, Diane M.; Ogden, Cynthia L.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), 2010 encourage Americans, including youth, to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables. Individuals are encouraged to "eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green and red and orange vegetables." Fruits and vegetables are sources of many under-consumed nutrients and consuming fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of chronic disease. This report examines the percentage of youth aged 2-19 years who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in 2009-2010, using data from one 24-hour dietary recall interview.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Eating Habits, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Age Differences, Racial Differences, Definitions, Children, Adolescents, Statistical Analysis, National Surveys, Health Education
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)